What to do with all these Leftovers?

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Dinner was great! Now what to do with the leftovers?

  

I could put them all into individual containers then crowd my fridge or make easy to grab meals for later…

Like this…

  

My favorite size mason jar is the pint size (2 cups). This size is a perfect meal portion! No matter what I make for a meal, leftovers go into these babies for quick, healthy meals for later. I freeze most of them but a few remain In the fridge for lunches or snacks. 

Try it, you will love this quick time saving tip!

Tacos is what’s for dinner!

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TACO BAR!!

• seasoned turkey/beef

• cilantro

• shredded cheese

• black bean corn salsa

• sour cream

• grilled red & yellow bell peppers

• shredded spinach

• seasoned black beans

• Spanish brown rice

I came across these cool little taco shell holders in the annex. They work pretty well!

   

 

Now it’s Time to stuff ourselves silly!

Tomatoes!

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I got a case of organic tomatoes for $1.99 earlier this week. There were several tomatoes still in good shape. Definitely $1.99 worth!

I was going to make a bunch of tomato sauce but after I chopped them up I decided to make black bean & corn salsa!

  

I ended up with almost 8 quarts of salsa! Yippy! The whole family loves it. 

I’m going to post the ingredients but I rarely measure things, I go by look and taste. Remember organic ingredients are always better.

Black Bean & Corn Salsa:

• diced tomatoes

• red onion

• cilantro

• corn

• black beans

• fresh lemon juice

• apple cider vinegar 

• Bragg liquid aminos

• salt & pepper

• surgar

Maya’s Pancake Adventure

10 Apr

I’ve been having little miss Maya help me in the kitchen lately. Last night we made a pot roast in the pressure cooker and this morning PANCAKES!

  

I like to make tons of pancakes at once and then freeze them flat on cookie sheets. Once frozen I vacuum pack them and keep in the freezer. Then they are ready to grab and pop in the toaster for a quick healthy breakfast. 

   

 

We made banana, apple cinnamon and blueberry pancakes. 

  

We made them all from scratch. We even grinded our own flour from organic wheat berries. She had a blast learning ingredients and how things worked and came together to make batter. 

   

 

  

We made a large bowl of the batter without the goodness. Then we split the batter into 3 smaller bowls then added the mashed bananas to one bowl, Apple and cinnamon to another and lastly the 3rd bowl with blueberries.

   

I have a few pans going at once then cooking time is cut in half!

   

Pancake Base – makes about 8-10

• 1 c whole wheat flour (or 3/4c wheat berries ground into flour) 

• 3 tsp baking powder

• 1/2 tsp sea salt

• 1-3 tbl organic surgar

• 1/4 tsp nutmeg

• 1/2 tsp baking soda

• 1 egg or 1/4 c egg substitute

• 1 1/2 tsp coconut oil 

• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

• 1 c non-dairy milk

• 1-2 c of fruit of your choice

Blend all the dry ingredients in one bowl and wet into another. Combine dry and wet ingredients until batter is smooth. If too thick then add more liquid. If too wet add more flour.

Enjoy for many breakfasts!! 😀

Carrot Juice – Yummy!

7 Apr

So 25 lbs of carrots later! I got two huge bowls of carrot pulp for baking and 16 cups of organic, fresh carrot juice. I like to freeze my juice in bulk then take one out the night before for an awesome drink the next morning! 

I got this 25lb bag of organic carrots from the store for $5! Because a lady who ordered them decided she didn’t need them and a bunch of carrots were broken into chunks. Fine with me, that meant I didn’t have to chop so many up to fit through the juicer!

I think it’s time for some carrot breakfast muffins!

  

STRAWBERRIES

7 Apr

I bought 2 cases of fresh strawberries for $1.98 because some were starting to go bad. After sorting, cleaning and disposing of the bad strawberries and leaves I filled a one pound container filled with compost matter! That’s it! I couldn’t believe it. So I actually got 15lbs of strawberries for $1.98. I’m good with that! 

So now maybe I’ll make a strawberry pie and freeze the rest! 

And that’s exactly what I did…we will eat one and I will freeze one for later!

   

 

Leftovers Frozen for Quick Later Meals

7 Apr

So I like to make big dinners and freeze the leftovers in jars for a quick meal. Label each jar and make sure to write the date too. I vacuum seal my jars with my food saver, before freezing. Helps with freezer burn.

Last night I made Sweet Potaoe Enchiladas with corn and black beans! Leftovers made 4 quick meals!

  

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